Butterfly gnome- free crochet pattern

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The newest free crochet pattern on the blog is- The Butterfly gnome pattern! Bring a touch of whimsy to your home with an adorable butterfly gnome. Keep reading for the free pattern or buy the ad-free, printable PDF pattern here!

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Butterfly gnome free crochet pattern

The latest addition to our crochet gnome-along is the Butterfly gnome.

A crochet butterfly gnome pattern is a fun and creative way to add a vibrant touch to any room! Whether you’re a novice crafter or an experienced yarn artist, you’ll enjoy creating these cheery, colorful crochet gnomes.

Why you will love the Butterfly gnome pattern

  • EASY AND FUN– Easy beginner-friendly stitches and lots of photo tutorials.
  • CUSTOMIZABLE– You can create your own unique gnome with a few adjustments.
  • SCRAP YARN BUSTER– Great way to use all the mini balls left from previous projects.

How to crochet a gnome?

Over the years the crochet gnomes become so popular that you can see them almost everywhere. They are a pretty fun and adorable way to cheer up yourself and add a bit of whimsical touch around your home.

BUT is it easy and can a beginner crochet a gnome?

Even if you have never crocheted a toy before you will see that it is not as difficult as you thought. If you know how to crochet a single crochet stitch you will nail it.

Crochet gnomes are no different from crochet amigurumi. Therefore the basic crochet stitch used for gnomes is single crochet with a few other basic stitches here and there.

Simple steps to crochet a gnome

  • The Body– First, we will crochet the body in one piece- starting from the bottom up to the hat.
  • Additional pieces- Second, we crochet hands, legs, and beard or braids.
  • Assembly– We then sew all the pieces together.
  • Finishing touches– We add additional crochet pieces such as flowers, and appliques.

Related post: Sunflower gnome free crochet pattern.

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Crochet gnome along (gnome CAL)

What is a CAL?

A Crochet a Long basically is a fun project in which different people from all over the world work on the same crochet project as you at the same time.

During this CAL we share a new crochet gnome pattern each month. Every gnome represents the month of its release.

For example, in April we released the Spring gnome patterns which include 4 different flower gnomes- The Snowdrop gnome, The Rose gnome, The sunflower gnome, and the Daisy gnome.

Each pattern is designed with beginners in mind and includes step-by-step photo tutorials to guide you through. You can find the full information regarding the crochet along here.

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Get a new free gnome pattern each month!
Don’t forget that there will also be surprise bonuses in some of the months!

Is the Butterfly Gnome for Beginners?

Yes, it is. All you need to know is how to crochet a single crochet stitch and crochet in rounds.

Although it is easy to crochet the Butterfly gnome it might be a bit tricky for you if you have never crocheted a toy before. We suggest you check the January gnome first.

Tips for beginners

A few tips on how to turn the Butterfly gnome extra beginner-friendly.

  • Use worsted-weight or light worsted-weight acrylic yarn for your first gnome. Some cotton yarn tends to split and it will make it harder for you to keep your tension
  • The last few rounds of the hat might be hard for a beginner to work at because there are a small number of stitches. You can just skip the last 10 rounds and make the hat pointy instead of folded.
  • While choosing a hook use a smaller hook than indicated in the label. It will prevent the stuffing from showing because as a newbie you will probably have inconsistent stitch tension.
  • Before you start to crochet any part of the gnome read the written instructions carefully and check the photos provided. Make sure that you understand the instructions. It will prevent frogging later.
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Below you will find the free crochet pattern of the crochet Butterfly gnome. But I know some of you prefer a hard copy instead of using a screen.

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How to crochet the Butterfly gnome pattern free

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The Butterfly gnome pattern overview

The Butterfly gnome is worked in one piece. We will start from the base and work up till the end of the hat.

The full gnome is worked in continuous rounds, we won’t join the rounds unless stated otherwise.

In our previous crochet gnome patterns, we used cardboard for the base. But in this one, we didn’t. It is up to you if you would like to use one or not.

It will stay still with or without the cardboard.

Materials you’ll need:

  • Worsted weight yarn -Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek 100% Acrylic, 5.0 oz/142 g, 232 yds/ 213 m solid
    colors- light pink 70-80 gr, yellow 10 gr, darker pink 10 gr, peach color 10 gr, a small amount of Beige and white for the nose and hands.
  • crochet hook size 3.5mm/ US crochet hook size E
  • Poly fiber fill for stuffing
  • tapestry needle
  • cardboard (not necessary)

Abbreviation:

  • SC- single crochet
  • DC- double crochet
  • SS- slip stitch
  • CH- chain
  • Rep- repeat
  • Dec- decrease
  • MR- magic ring
  • HDC- half double crochet
  • – repeat the stitches in the ** indicated times
  • FO- fasten off BLO- back loop only

SIZE: The finished size of the gnome is 24cm/ 9.5 inches

TERMS: The pattern is written in US crochet terms

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Crochet Butterfly gnome’s pattern:

Butterfly gnome’s body:

-with light pink color yarn

Rnd 1: Start with a MR, and make 6 SC into it, (6)

Rnd 2: 2 SC in each around, (12)

Rnd 3: *SC in first, 2 SC in next* 6 times, (18)

Rnd 4: *SC in next, 2 SC in next, SC in next *6 times, (24)

Rnd 5: *SC in next 3, 2 SC in next* 6 times, (30)

Rnd 6: *SC in next 2, 2 SC in next, Sc in next 2* 6 times, (36)

Rnd 7: *SC in next 5, 2 SC in next* 6 times, (42)

If you will insert cardboard for the base take your piece and place your base on it. Use a pen and mark a circle. Cut it into the size of your body’s base.

The next round is worked in BLO. Only the next round!

Rnd 8: *SC in next 13, inc 1* 3 times (45)

Rnd 9: *inc 1, SC in next 14* 3 times (48)

Rnd 10-21: SC in each stitch around (48)

Rnd 22: *SC in next 14, dec 1* 3 times (45)

Rnd 23: *dec 1, SC in next 13* 3 times (42)

Rnd 24: SC in each stitch around (42)

The next round is worked in BLO. Only round 25!

Rnd 25: SC in each stitch around (42)

Rnd 26: SC in each stitch around (42)

Rnd 27: *dec 1, SC in next 12* 3 times (39)

Rnd 28: SC in each stitch around (39)

Rnd 29: *SC in next 11, dec 1* 3 times (36)

Start filling the body with poly fiber fill and continue to regularly fill it as you crochet along

Rnd 30: SC in each stitch around (36)

Rnd 31: *dec 1, SC in next 10* 3 times (33)

Rnd 32: SC in each stitch around (33)

Rnd 33: *SC in next 9, dec 1* 3 times (30)

Rnd 34: SC in each stitch around (30)

Rnd 35: *dec 1, SC in next 8* 3 times (27)

Rnd 36: SC in each stitch around (27)

Rnd 37: *SC in next 7, dec 1* 3 times (24)

Rnd 38: SC in each stitch around (24)

Rnd 39: * dec 1, SC in next 6* 3 times (21)

Rnd 40: SC in each stitch around (21)

Rnd 41: *SC in next 5, dec 1* 3 times (18)

Rnd 42: SC in each stitch around (18)

Rnd 43: *dec 1, SC in next 4* 3 times (15)

Rnd 44: SC in each stitch around (15)

Rnd 45: *SC in next 3, dec 1* 3 times (12)

Rnd 46: SC in each stitch around (12)

Rnd 47: *SC in next 4, dec 1* 2 times (10)

Rnd 48: *SC in next, dec 1* 3 times, SC in last (7)

Rnd 49: *dec 1* 2 times, SC in next 3 (5)

If you won’t make the pointy hat you can fasten off after this round.

Rnd 50-63: SC in each stitch around (5)

FO.

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Butterfly gnome Hat’s brim:

-with light pink

Insert your hook in any stitch of rnd 25, pull a loop, ch 1, SC in same st, SC in next st, *SC in next 3, inc 1* 10 times (52)

Rnd 2: SC in each stitch around (52)

Rnd 3: SC in next 2, *SC in next 4, inc 1*10 times (62)

Rnd 4: SC in each stitch around (62)

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Butterfly gnome’s nose:

-with beige color

Rnd 1: Start with a MR and make 6 SC into it (6)

Rnd 2: *inc 1 * 6 times (12)

Rnd 3: *SC 1, inc 1 * 6 times (18)

Rnd 4-5: SC in each stitch around (18)

Rnd 6: * SC 4, dec 1 * 3 times (15)

Butterfly gnome’s hands:

-start with white

Rnd 1: Start with a MR and make 5 SC into it (5)

Rnd 2: *inc 1* 5 times (10)

Rnd 3-5: SC in each stitch around (10)

-switch to light pink color.

Rnd 6-12: SC in each stitch around (10)

FO.

Butterfly gnome’s hair (make 2 pieces- one for each side)

-with yellow color yarn

{ Ch 25, SC in 2nd from your hook, *SC in first, inc 1* till you have 1 stitch left, SC in last }rep 3 times In the end you must have 3 curls.

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how to crochet a vurly hair for gnomes

Butterfly gnome’s wings

Big left wing when the gnome is facing you

-start with yellow color

Rnd 1: Ch 10, SC in 2nd from your hook, SC in next 3, HDC in next 3, DC in next, 5 DC in last, continue working on opposite side, DC in next, HDC in next 3, SC in next 3, 2 SC in last, SS to join (22)

-switch to peach color yarn

Rnd 2: CH 1, 2 SC in first, SC in next 3, HDC in next 3, DC in next, *2 DC in next* 2 times, 3 DC in next, *2 DC in next* 2 times, DC in next, HDC in next 3, SC in next 3, *2 SC in next* 2 times, SS to join. (31)

-switch to bright pink

Rnd 3: CH 1, SC in first, 2 SC in next, SC in next 5, HDC in next 2, *2 DC in next* 2 times, *2 TR in next* 2 times, 2 DC in next, DC in next, HDC in next 2, *2 SC in next* 2 times, SC in next 12, SS to join. (39)

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Small left wing when the gnome is facing you

-with yellow color

Rnd 1: CH 6, SC in 2nd from your hook, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next, 5 DC in last, continue on the opposite side, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next, 2 SC in last, SS to join (14)

-switch to bright pink

Rnd 2: CH 1, 2 SC in first, SC in next, HDC in next 2, *2 DC in next* 2 times, 3 DC in next, *2 DC in next* 2 times, HDC in next 2, SC in next, *2 SC in next* 2 times, SS to join (23)

-switch to blue color

Rnd 3: CH 1, SC in first, 2 SC in next, SC in next 5, 2 HDC in next, *2 DC in next* 2 times, 2 HDC in next, HDC in next 2, 2 SC in next, SC in next 9, SS to join. (29)

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crochet wings for butterfly dolls

Big right wing when the gnome is facing you

-start with yellow color

Rnd 1: Ch 10, SC in 2nd from your hook, SC in next 3, HDC in next 3, DC in next, 5 DC in last, continue working on opposite side, DC in next, HDC in next 3, SC in next 3, inc 1 in last, SS to join (22)

-switch to peach color yarn

Rnd 2: CH 1, inc 1, SC in next 3, HDC in next 3, DC in next, *2 DC in next* 2 times, 3 DC in next, *2 DC in next* 2 times, DC in next, HDC in next 3, SC in next 3, *inc 1* 2 times, SS to join. (31)

-switch to bright pink

Rnd 3: CH 1, SC in next 12, *2 SC in next* 2 times, HDC in next 2, Dc in next, 2 DC in next, *2 TR in next* 2 times, *2 DC in next* 2 times, HDC in next 2, SC in next 5, 2 SC in next, SC in last, SS to join. FO. (39)

Small right wing when the gnome is facing you

-with yellow color

Rnd 1: CH 6, SC in 2nd from your hook, SC in next, HDC in next, DC in next, 5 DC in last, continue on the opposite side, DC in next, HDC in next, SC in next, 2 SC in last, SS to join (14)

-switch to bright pink

Rnd 2: CH 1, 2 SC in first, SC in next, HDC in next 2, *2 DC in next* 2 times, 3 DC in next, *2 DC in next* 2 times, HDC in next 2, SC in next, *2 SC in next* 2 times, SS to join (23)

-switch to blue color

Rnd 3: CH 1, SC in next 9, 2 SC in next, HDC in next 2, 2 HDC in next, *2 DC in next* 2 times, 2 HDC in next, SC in next 5, 2 SC in next, SC in last, SS to join. FO (29)

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How to sew the wings together before we attach them to the body:

Sew the small wing onto the bottom of the big wing or use a hot glue gun to attach them. Then repeat the same for the right wings.

I made my wings in one layer but if you don’t like the look on the back you can make 2 pieces of each wing and sew them onto each other.

That way the front and back of your wings will be the same.

You must sew the right wing on the back of your left wing. Make sure that the wrong side of the wings are facing each other.

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Crochet mini butterfly applique pattern

You can find the crochet mini butterfly applique pattern here. we included step-by-step photo tutorials to help you through. Click here or on the picture below.

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How to assembly the Butterfly gnome:

  • Use safety pins to secure your pieces first then sew them when you are sure you like your placement.
  • First, start with sewing the nose. Sew the nose onto the body right below the hat’s brim.
  • Secondly, sew the hair on both sides right next to the nose.
  • Place the hands on either side. Leave 1-2 stitches between the hair and the hands.
  • Take the wings. First, we will sew the right wings together and then the left wings. After that, we will attach them to the body. See pics below.
  • Sew the mini flower appliques onto the hat and the mini butterfly applique onto the end of your gnome’s hat.

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14 Comments

    1. Hello, Gabriele,
      You are welcome. we are glad that you love the gnomes. I can just describe how much it means to us that you appreciate our work 🙂

  1. I can not for the life of me get the lower right wing to match up to make it double sided. I have remade them 3 times now. I even crocheted each one as I did the 1st one. All the other ones matched up perfectly. I am not an beginner. I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong.

    1. Hello Vicky,
      You need to use smal right and small left wings. When you turn them both wrong side facing each other they match perfectly. Check if you are following the correct instructions.

  2. I crocheted a backpack for a friend years ago and it called for cardboard on the bottom of it n I thought well that’s crazy if she has to wash it the cardboard would be ruined and the backpack would look horrible so I had some plastic canvas that I cut out 2 pieces, about the same shape as the cardboard n worked out much better …or if u don’t have plastic canvas use plastic lids like the cool whip lids/dishes I know they are some people’s finest china n how dare I mention that but I’m sure there’s some that might be chipped or ripped…lol…have a wonderful evening!!!

  3. I recently found your site, and am very happy that I did! A family member just loves knomes and I love to crochet…I just finished making the ‘Butterfly Knome’ and have to thank you for a wonderful pattern! She is adorable! The pattern is well written and easy to follow. I’m on a mission to get one knome for each season done; and you have so many to choose from…I’m going to have no problem finding the perfect group! Thanks again!

  4. Thanks 😊 Wonderful, easy pattern!!
    I’ve made tons of Gnomes, all with hats separate, this was So easy, the hair is easier too.
    Will be making more & studying your other patterns

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